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Cleaning coop

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by homestead 101, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the best way to keep coop super clean, and how many feeders and waters do I need and where should I place them. Are dry leaves, pine shavings or hay the way to go.
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't recommend hay as it grows mold pretty quick so I recommend straw or pine shavings and or dry leaves so they can pick the bugs out of them
     
  3. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks a lot. This is such a great website
     
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    I agree with Roada Red. I use grass clippings and dry leaves in my coop which certainly reduces the number of times i clean the coop out! Its probably good practice to leave water in the coop if you are unable to let the chickens out at daybreak, but id say food is not essential. I have neither in my coop, but i let my hens out at daybreak without fail (I live on the equator so it gets light around 6:20am all year round) so its never an issue.

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Welcome to BYC!

    Lots of variables in chicken keeping......

    How many birds.
    Size and construction of coop/run.
    How you'll manage manure.
    Climate.
    Oh and what 'super clean' means to you.

    .......what will work best for you can be a process of trial and error.

    Keep reading, lots of info here to sort thru.
     
  6. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two buff orpingtons and two small bantams. I live in bc. My coop is 4 ft by 4 ft. My run is 4ft by 8ft.
     

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